Local councils would receive national competition style payments to improve supply of releasable land and speed up approval processes and would be required to maintain rolling 10-year land release schedules under an eight point plan being put forward by a leading building industry lobby group.

Outlining his organisation’s plan to improve affordability before the senate inquiry into affordable housing earlier this month, Master Builders Australia chief executive officer Wilhelm Harnisch said urgent reform was needed in order to boost affordability, and that addressing challenges required a wholesale commitment from federal, state and local governments through…